The lightning ignited Coyote Fire was discovered near Coyote Peak in the northwest corner of Guadalupe Mountains National Park at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday May 07th, 2016 approx. 01:30 PM|
|Location||Six miles north of Guadalupe Peak|
|Incident Commander||Jay Yancick|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
Timber, short grass, brush
Rains, low winds and high humidity assisted with reduced fire activity at Guadalupe Mountains National Park yesterday. The Coyote Fire is at 70% containment and the Park will OPEN Guadalupe Peak Trail, El Capitan Trail, Frijole Ranch, Frijole Trail, Foothill Trail, Smith Spring Trail, and the Pine Springs Campgrounds today for public use.
Fire crews continue to monitor fire activity and work to reopen the backcountry. A Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team continues to evaluate and mitigate hazardous trees, vegetation, and rock falls in campsites and along trail corridors in preparation for reopening trails, campgrounds, and areas of the backcountry impacted by the Coyote Fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Although the potential for fire spread remains minimal, small pockets of fuels and unburned green islands in the fire interior are expected to continue to burn and occasional smoke may to be visible.
“The fire crews working the Coyote Fire have done an outstanding job containing this fire, maintaining a high level of safety and protecting our park resources,” said Superintendent Eric Brunnemann. “We are pleased to be able to open the front country trails for public use today and look forward to visitors returning this weekend to hike and enjoy the Guadalupe Mountains again.”
RAIN CHANCES WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE FROM WEST TO EAST TODAY, BUT
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE ON THE LOW END THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS
NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES KEEP RH/S GENERALLY ABOVE 15
PERCENT EACH AFTERNOON. 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS WILL ALSO REMAIN BELOW
20 MPH SUSTAINED. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO WARM ABOVE NORMAL